Should I see a docter?

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Fayth
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   Posted 5/28/2010 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello there,
 
I've been suffering with stomach pain, bloating, cramping, and sharp pain in my intestins for about 5 years. I've never gone to see a docter about it because I'm afraid they'll just think it's all in my head. Almost every single morning my stomach hurts and I have to run to the bathroom. I gotten so use to having stomach pain in the morning it's weird when it doesn't happen. That's not my biggest concern though. Not often but every now and then I get this intense sharp pain in my intestins. I mean really bad that I can't even stand up. This pain goes all the way down to my anus. It only lasts 15-30 seconds but my god is it ever painful. It almost feels like scrapping on the walls of the intestins. When this does happen I usually need to go to the bathroom shortly after. I talked to my business partner about this because she has been diagnosed with IBS. I told her my symptoms and she thought I may have it as well. The only difference between her symptoms and mine, is that my intestinal pain is worse but for a shorter period of time. Her's last all night when it happens to her. If this does sound like IBS to you what should I do? Should I go see a docter or just start with some diets for IBS people? I know there's not much you can do for IBS but if you have any advise that would be great.
 
Thanks a lot, Fayth blush

shawn12
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   Posted 5/28/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Fayth

It does sound like it might be IBS, but only a doctor can make a diagnoses.

One thing to know is the leading cause of misduagnoses is self diagnoses.

Go see a doctor. For a doiagnoses and for any help they can provide.

IBS is not "all in the head", but there are major connections between the two.
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I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.


Fayth
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   Posted 5/28/2010 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Shawn,

I'll make sure to go to the doctor as soon as possible. Now what if I am diagnosed with this condition, is there anything that helps?

Fayth

shawn12
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   Posted 5/28/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Fayth, glad your going its the best thing to do.

Yes there are things you can do that will help.
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Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.


carina86
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   Posted 6/15/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
There are a number of conditions associated with IBS. Just wait to see what the doctor says as depending on exactly what it is the next steps may differ. There is medication, diet options, natural solutions etc for each possible outcome.

Unfortunatly every person is different and what works for one personb may not work for you. Different stomach problems can require opposite forms of treatment. Wait it out until you know exactly what is wrong.

The only other thing you can do is listen to your body, If your stomach grumbles after dairy products try reducing them, perhaps foods high in fibre help you, or if you're like me perhaps you have to limit your fiber intake. However you feel think back to what you ate half an hour ago and make a note of it.

Good luck at the doctors. It's better to have a diagnosis as that's the only way you can move forward

lizabeth8719
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   Posted 6/19/2010 3:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Fayth,

I am sorry to hear about your suffering. Have you been able to see a doctor, yet? You definitely would need to have some tests performed in order to figure out the cause of your symptoms. IBS is unique to the individual, so all cases can differ from the next in various ways. What is key is figuring out the root cause of your symptoms and treating that, versus simply treating the symptoms (such as pain). If you haven't checked out the work of the IBS Treatment Center, I would highly recommend looking at their literature. The provide some really helpful information regarding the various causes, treatments, and symptoms of IBS, as well as offer additional resources to provide your clearer understanding. I hope that you are able to get this figured out soon, as I am sure that it is extremely frustrating to live with.

shawn12
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   Posted 6/19/2010 5:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I personally would NOT recomend the IBS treatment center.
 
 
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I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.

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